Mac Elrod

This is fjm_elrodor everyone who wants to wish Mac a (belated!) happy birthday and to thank him for sharing his incomparable knowledge of cataloging. I made this card from a word cloud of the subject lines of Mac’s posts to Autocat from the period of 2015-2016, and from his very first year, 1996-1997 using Tagul. I also based the shape from a picture of him from an online conference when I was lucky enough to be included as a virtual speaker. I thought he looked especially snazzy. Please share your best wishes below.

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Julie Hankinson Julie Hankinson from Boston, MA wrote on March 24, 2016 at 8:45 pm:
Happy birthday and best wishes! You are a cataloging legend and I have benefitted much from your knowledge.
Michelle Kazmer Michelle Kazmer from Tallahassee wrote on March 24, 2016 at 8:44 pm:
Many thanks for many good years. Best wishes.
Jean Kramer Jean Kramer from Moorhead, MN wrote on March 24, 2016 at 8:34 pm:
Thanks for sharing your expertise and common sense over the many years. I have learned a lot from you and always looked for your input on AUTOCAT.
Susan Banoun Susan Banoun from Cincinnati wrote on March 24, 2016 at 8:30 pm:
H(BELATED)BD, Mac! thanks for sharing all your wit and wisdom throughout the years.
Kristen Northrup Kristen Northrup from Bismarck, ND wrote on March 24, 2016 at 8:28 pm:
Happy birthday and best wishes! I have both enjoyed and benefited from your contributions to Autocat.
Melissa Freiley Melissa Freiley from Denton, TX wrote on March 24, 2016 at 8:26 pm:
Happy Birthday, Mac! Thank you for all the wisdom you've shared over the years.
Liba Levicek Liba Levicek from Calgary wrote on March 24, 2016 at 8:18 pm:
Happy belated Birthday Mac! Best wishes for the upcoming year and Happy Easter to you and your family. The impact you and your work have on the cataloging community world wide is really enormous. Thank you for always being there and for all timely advise, big and small. Cheers, Liba (one of SLC cataloguers)
Deborah J. Leslie Deborah J. Leslie from Washington, DC wrote on March 24, 2016 at 8:17 pm:
Happy birthday, Mac. Your passion for cataloging has been an inspiration lo! these many years.
Jason Jason from Saint Louis, Missouri wrote on March 24, 2016 at 8:01 pm:
Happy belated birthday, Mac! Thank you for all your insights and knowledge. I use your cheat sheets constantly.
Muhammad Muawwad Muhammad Muawwad from Cairo, Egypt wrote on March 24, 2016 at 7:50 pm:
Happ birthday. Thanks so much for what I learned from you.Thanks for your prompt reply to my questions out of the list. Wishing you quick recovery
Kirsti Thomas Kirsti Thomas from Seattle wrote on March 24, 2016 at 7:47 pm:
What a testament to a life well-lived! May your birthday be filled with joy and love, Mac.
Lynea Anderman Lynea Anderman from Media, PA wrote on March 24, 2016 at 7:45 pm:
Happy birthday, Mac! It seems like there is no way that we can all thank you for the support, mentoring, humor, and innumerable other contributions that you have made to all of us and our field. Be assured that you will continue to inspire us well into the future. Thanks for everything and I hope that you've had a fabulous birthday!!
Eileen Chandler Eileen Chandler from Hyannis wrote on March 24, 2016 at 7:41 pm:
Happy Birthday! Thank you for all of your cataloging posts and advice - always very helpful and to the point.
Alicia Morris Alicia Morris from Medford, Massachusetts wrote on March 24, 2016 at 7:39 pm:
Happy Birthday Mac - Thanks for sharing your cataloging wisdom with us for all these many years.
Amy Deuble Amy Deuble from Marion, Ohio wrote on March 24, 2016 at 7:32 pm:
Happy birthday, Mac. I have always enjoyed your posts on Autocat, especially your way of getting to the crux of the issue and what really matters. Peace to you in this life and beyond. You will be missed.
Janet Killips Janet Killips from Spruce Grove, Alberta wrote on March 24, 2016 at 7:29 pm:
Happy belated birthday! Your work has been invaluable for both helping me and teaching me about cataloguing. Thank you for all of your contributions to this wacky world of information management.
Bonnie Jones Bonnie Jones from Olympia, WA wrote on March 24, 2016 at 7:26 pm:
Happy belated birthday, Mac. Your posts have inspired me as a cataloger for many years.
Peter S. Lust Peter S. Lust from Davis, California wrote on March 24, 2016 at 7:10 pm:
Mr. Elrod, Mac, please pardon the formality; not sure if we ever met via AUTOCAT; do know of your many, many, and numerous contributions, ideas, questions, and the occasional answers that you provided. Sir, truly I hope and pray that you had a glorious birthday; likewise I pray that you AND your family will have a blessed Easter. No doubt: you have closed yet another "chapter" in your very own book of life experiences, AND you have clearly opened a new "chapter" in your own book; may you open and close many more chapters in the years and decades to come. Respectfully, /s/ Peter S. Lust, LA II, Mabie Law Library, Davis, California
Lynn Hoag Lynn Hoag from Shirley, NY wrote on March 24, 2016 at 6:55 pm:
Happy birthday and good thoughts sent to you. Thank you for all of your dedication and contributions to the cataloging world. We appreciate you and your work.
Helen Gbala Helen Gbala from Glen Ellyn IL wrote on March 24, 2016 at 6:46 pm:
Happiest of Birthdays. Thank you for allowing me to use your "cheat sheets" with my I TA cataloging student. I met you at the OnLine Audiovisual Catalogers (OLAC) conference held in October 2010, in Macon, Georgia.
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